Awesome Mexican Casserole


My mom made this on special occasions and she finally gave me the recipe. I made this for Cinco de Mayo last year and even my Mexican friends loved it! It's not the most authentic recipe in the world but gosh is it good!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans prepared chili, divided

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans beef tamales, divided

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 8 ounces diced onion

  • 1 (8 ounce) jar salsa

  • 1 (6 ounce) container guacamole (Optional)

  • ½ cup sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Spread 1 can chili into the bottom of a baking dish and top with 1 can beef tamales; repeat layering. Top mixture with cheese and diced onion. Spread salsa over the cheese layer.

  3. Bake in preheated oven until bubbly, about 25 minutes. Top with guacamole and sour cream to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

435 Calories
27g Fat
31g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 435
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 1134mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 259mg 20%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 422mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.